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with several boxes. this after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed against her. controversy over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington members of congress want to e the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house? justice officials maintain there was no politics involved, rob nelson, abc news, new york. >>> founder of santa clara based mcafee security software john mcafee is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize where he lives. police say he's gone into an hiding. police say his neighbor, another american was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the town of san pedro. business czar series of interviews -- business
, bizarre doesn't cut it. a shirtless fbi agent, another top general and 30,000 pages of e-mails and documents. the new twists and turns in the spy scandal as we roll on, tuesday, november 13th. free app that makes watching tv even better. if your tv were a hot dog zeebox would be some sort of fancy, french mustard. when they magically unite, people would think, "woah, this two dollar hot dog tastes like a fancy eight dollar hot dog." download zeebox free, and say "woah" every time you watch tv. >>> the already bizarre petraeus scandal took a weirder turn today adding to the cast of real housewives military space. when john allen was ree vealed is also being investigated for his link to one of the women involved. stay with me here. pentagon officials say there are 20, 30,000 pages of e-mails and documents between allen and jill kelley, the woman who report the she was receiving anonymous e e-mails that were determined to have come from paula broadwell. really? again? the most powerful military force in the world is being taken out by an inbox? really? what happened did you
in the new director c.i.a., general david petraeus. >> broadwell's book is released. may 2023, f.b.i. start to investigate harassing e-mails sent to jill kelley. one month later they discover the e-mail trail leads to paula broadwell. more e-mails. this time between general petraeus and paula broadwell. thursday, november 8th, two days after the election, general petraeus meets with president obama and offers his resignation. friday november 9th the president accepts his resignation and the word gets out. >> obviously the benghazi story has put a lot of pressure on senior intelligence officials. >> greta: fast forward to today, leon panetta announces the pentagon is investigating general john allen nominated to be the european command and commander of nato forces in europe. for now that nomination is on hold. general allen is accused of exchanging thousands of inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. >> it is simply a fact that is the white house was not aware of a situation regarding general petraeus until wednesday. >> greta: time for congress to man up and get the facts. four americans ha
sure as heck was not entitled to see and that's why the fbi did this. late at night, fbi agents raiding mrs. broadwell's north korea home on monday. it's why a 16-month panel discussion that might never have seen the light of day at the aspen institute all of a sudden now becomes very interesting. some added cig significance, shall we saw, because mrs. broadwell talked about being in general petraeus' inner circle in afghanistan. >> and i was embedded with general petraeus in afghanistan and it was a little confusing for some of the folks there because i'm also a military reservice, so a will the of my former peers didn't know how to treat me. was i major broadwell or journalist broadwell? i had to follow very clear lines of disclosure. i felt like i was held to a higher level of accountability because i could lose my clearance, yet i was entrust ed on this opportunity to sit in with meetings with general petraeus, listen to classified chatter of terrorist talk. >> boy. terrorist talk. just chatter. i'll just sit in on that. that's kind of a big deal. so from all we know, the affair bet
to the fbi about threatening e-mails inadvertently exposed the affair between general petraeus and paula broadwell. meantime a team of fbi agents searched broadwell's home in charlotte, north carolina, overnight, and spent nearly five hours there wrapping up just after 1:00 in the morning. "wall street journal" is reporting that the fbi agent who launched the petraeus investigation himself is under investigation. in part because he sent shirtless pictures of himself to jill kelley. jill kelley, the woman who kicked off all of this investigation, by complaining about the e-mails that she was getting from the petraeus mistress. so the agent, who knew kelley, allegedly sent those pictures before any investigation began, but as you can see, the story is getting much more complicated. we've got team coverage of the breaking news this morning. chris lawrence is at the pentagon. chris, i don't even know where to begin because there's so much to talk about. let's start with general allen. what's the implications of this -- of him being brought in to petraeus scandal and what has he said about it
playing on the t.v. behind her. last spring, kelley complained to the f.b.i. of receiving harassing anonymous e-mails. turned out, those e-mails had been written by a jealous paula broadwell. the investigation then exposed broadwell's affair with c.i.a. director david petraeus. then the f.b.i. found an e-mail trail linking kelley to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board an airplane carrying secretary of defense leon panetta to australia. pentagon spokesman george little told reporters secretary panetta asked the white house to postpone general allen's appointment as supreme allied commander in europe. >> on sunday the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen, commander of the international security assistance force, or i.s.a.f., in afghanistan. >> reporter: the matter involves 20,000 to 30,000 pages of information the f.b.i. delivered sunday to the pentagon's inspector general. one
to face a barrage of questions about general david petraeus' admitted affair, the time line of the fbi investigation and when exactly the president was told about it. meanwhile, the white house says the president still has faith in general john allen. he, of course, is the current u.s. commander in afghanistan who is now under investigation by the pentagon's inspector general for what officials described as potentially inappropriate e-mails with one of the women directly involved in the case. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has more on this ever-widening story. >> reporter: the scandal involving two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paul broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. john allen who took over from petraeus in afghanistan and is the president's choice to be supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, a nomination now temporarily on hold. >> sweetheart, thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious -- >> reporter: the general is married with a sterling record but on a flig
the fbi on paula broadwell. >> that's right. this is another bizarre twist. the fbi agent you just mentioned has now been removed from sending revealing pictures of himself to that whistle-blower. the scandal is growing. and it's resolving around the actions of paula broadwell. it really is just one day, more stories leaking out. we'll try to clear it all up for you. >> it just continues to mushroom. our senior affairs correspondent martha raddatz starts out our full coverage from washington. she's been reporting on both generals for a decade. martha, this was stunning news after midnight. >> reporter: it's true. the scandal is more stunning every day. now, under investigation, the commander who replaced david petraeus in afghanistan, marine corps general john allen, who has apparently been exchanging e-mails with the woman at the center of the petraeus affair. this morning, the fbi probe into david petraeus' affair appears to have also ensnared his successor in afghanistan. the pentagon has now launched an investigation into, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails between genera
and kelly pentagon and fbi officials described them as potentially inappropriate and flirtatious. another says they were more than innocent exchanges noting the pentagon as inspector general is involved for a reason. kelly was seen inside her home tuesday. she was watching coverage of the scandal on tv. over the weekend she made calls to 911 to complain about the journalists. >> this is jill kelly, i have a guy whose in my backyard and he's not leaving. >> reporter:hey deny having an affair or any physical relationship. still the emails could cost allen his career if the inspector general determines those exchanges violate the uniform code of military justice. top officials from the fbi and cia again are briefing members of congress today on details about the scandal. and we're told fbi director bob mueller has a face to face meeting with the diane feinstein from senate. >> richard myer is a news senior military. general myers good morning. i begin with this question, what do you read into the fact that the secretary of defense and the president's spokesman, even nato is warning us not to
. >> next a look at the fbi and its role in investigating cyber related crimes. from this morning's "washington journal" this is about 45 minutes. >> this week's segment involving your money will look at the fbi's role in fighting cyber crimes. and we are talking about-based terrorism, espionage. computer intrusions, major cyber fraud. will learn a little bit, then we will get to your calls and will learn a little bit first from shawn henry, who was the fbi's executive director for criminal and cyber programs. and been in a peer for quite a number of years by thank you for joining us. >> thanks are having. spent first of all what exactly is a cybercrime? >> when you talk about cyber, i think danger to any type of criminal activity that involves the use of the computer i think that's what most people talk about. when i talk about cybercrime on focusing on intrusions into computer networks. so those networks that we all use every single day come to increase efficiency and effectiveness in and our productivity. but those very same things that make those networks were effective for us
to know why the fbi didn't notify them and the white house until just recently when it began months ago. that investigation far from over. fbi searching the home of petraeus's alleged mistress, paula broadwell. after david petraeus resigned his post as america's top spy. the scandal is widening. the woman in yellow, jill kelly, alerting a friend of hers that works in the fbi to threatening e-mails she says she was getting turning out to come from broadwell, part of an investigation involving another high-profile member of the military. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, john allen. the defense secretary leon panetta says the pentagon has launched an internal investigation into thousands of quote, inappropriate communications between general allen right there on the screen and that woman in yellow, kelly. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington. you almost need like one of those boards to put all the pictures up, catherine. >> reporter: you do rick. beyond the issue of failing to notify congress about the fbi investigation the democratic chair of the se
in the military? how did that happen? sounds like the fbi got ahead of itself, doesn't it? there will be an investigation. >> tons of unanswered questions. let me give you your headline for wednesday. the new york power company who still can't figure out how to restore electricity to new york is losing its leader now. he plans to step down as the ceo at the end of the he. he and several others were the subject of m weeks after super storm sandy hit. they have also been slapped with a class action lawsuit. and for some customers, believe it or not, the power is still out. >> the boots on the ground is fine. management needs to go to precious son. >> the guys from out-of-state said this thing was being held together with bubblegum and wire and they were told in '06 a problem could happen. they did nothing. >> governor andrew cuomo has launched an investigation as to how utilities responded to the storm. this is out of mississippi. a massive firen giving this home after a small plane crashed into it. all three people on board were killed. witness said they saw the aircraft sp
. many people are saying nothing is quite as absurd as the pandora's box opened by the fbi investigation into subsequent resignation of retired four star general david petraeus and it may have claimed another high-ranking military official, commander of the forces in afghanistan, john allen. florida socialite jill kelley complained about harassing e-mails and contacted a friend at the fbi. the account was found to have belonged to paula broadwell. she was given access to david petraeus. locate the was evidence of an affair between petraeus and miss broadwell. the information was leak and petraeus resigned. as more information trickled out, the story got crazier. the harassing e-mails revealed to be not so threatening. the investigation moved forward because of kel little's friendship with the fbi agent she contacted to complain about the e-mails. a friendship that involved the agent's sharing photo of himself. these photos caused the agent to be remove and launched an investigation into his own actions.
came out after the fbi started investigating paula broadwell for allegedly sending emails to another woman jill kellily a friend of david petraeus family. curing the fbi investigation, agents uncovered thousands of pages of emails between jill kelley and general john allen. he is the man who took over for general petraeus as the top commander in afghanistan. and he has denied that he and jill kelley are having an affair. it's a tangled web no doubt. the president had more to say about the whole thing during his news conference today. ed henry is there and is with us tonight on fox top story. she is a family friend, ed, the president didn't completely rule out the idea that somebody may have leaked some classified information. >> that's right. good evening, shep. the bottom line is the president didn't want to touch any of the salacious details of this for obvious reasons. he didn't want to kick general petraeus while he is down. he made very clear that he thinks general petraeus has had a long career of very exemplary service and noted that how it is ending is obviously not the way a
acknowledged having with the woman. where does the fbi investigation stand right now? >> in terms of general petraeus, it's been winding down. it was winding down the first week it went public in november. there was no evidence found he had committed a crime, and no indication he had improperly sent classified material out or in any way breached national security. >> was it winding down -- if it was winding down, why did this explode publicly? do you have a good handle on why it became such a sordid sex scandal, if you will? >> any time an investigation concludes, if it's not being prosecuted or it's just being finished, these type of things start to get out. >> the fbi hopes since it was winding down, there weren't serious criminal allegations if you will or violations of national security, they would have liked to have kept this quiet. >> they would have kept it quiet until such time as the case is over and make whatever notifications, but the no notifications of the white house would be determined by the attorney general, and the attorney general could say at this point make the notificat
.i.a. director david petraeus. the fbi and c.i.a. say they will brief members of the house and senate intelligence committees laying out how they handled the case and standing by their claim that politics were not involved in their decision to keep lawmakers in the dark. at least four people are now caught up in the investigation. along with petraeus and paula broadwell, there is jill kelley and top afghanistan commander john allen. the pentagon is now investigating general allen for allegedly sending thousands of inappropriate e-mails to kelley but allen is saying he did nothing wrong and the president and the army are standing by him. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> that was white house spokesman jay carney and former army vice chief of staff peter tee ellie. jill kelley also received threatening letters from paula
leaving this morning with several boxes after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say well had classified material on her computer which is illegal, the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed against her. controversy over how the investigation was conned has engulfed washington. conduct -- congress wants to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house? justice officials maintain there was no politics involved. rob nelson, abc news, new york. >>> founder of mcafee security software john mcafee is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize where he lives. this morning he has disappeared gone into hiding. police say his 52-year-old neighbor another american was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the town of san pedro if a bizarre seri
allen who replaced petreaus as the top american commander in afghanistan and last night the fbi searched the north carolina home of paula broadwell with whom petreaus had an affair. tara mergener has the latest. >> reporter: ordering a pentagon investigation of one of the nation's highest profile u.s. military officials. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the investigation involving his predecessor. secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned the case over to department of defense investigators. the senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petreaus' resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister like i said, she is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: kelley went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly bel
>>> more twists and turns. another general and an fbi agent have joined in the scandal that led to the downfall of david petraeus. good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> we begin with news. a 17-year-old boy now charged with his second murder in less than a week. >> keith russell is at our news4 live desk about a case that has stunned folks in waldorf. >> reporter: guys, a 17-year-old young man is in custody for the murder of teresa bass. they were shot while working their dorg in waldorf last month. the person arrested is joshua memb mebane. he will be charged as an adult. it is not clearhat his motive for shooting the waldorf couple was. police are scheduled to hold a news conference at 4:30. we'll have the update on this breaking news from charles county on news4 at 5:00. pat and jim, back to you. >> all right. >>> to our other big breaking news story we're following this afternoon. former d.c. council chairman kwame brown learns his fate for a federal bank fraud charge. >> his sentence includes two years probation, half a year of home detention. hundreds of hours of communi
, the woman that petraeus' mistress allegedly sent threatening e-mails to you. the fbi reportedly uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 allegedly inappropriate e-mails between allen and kelley. she's a social liaison at the military base in florida. the general insists he's friends with kelley, but paula broadwell apparently saw her as a romantic rival. the fbi is keeping quiet of a search of broadwell's home. agents searched her home for five hours last night. they left with several boxes. broadwell's relationship with petraeus first came to light when the fbi began investigating jill kelley's claims that broadwell had sent her threatening e-mails. and the fbi is putting together a time line of the investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until recently. they didn't know about the probe until last tuesday even though it had been going on for months. senate intelligence chair dianne feinstein said she learned about it from the media last week. meantime, she says petraeus will still testify before the committee about last month's deadly attack on the embassy in li
complained to the fbi last spring when paula broadwell was having an affair with petraeus allegedly harassed her with jealous e-mails. petraeus admitted the affair with broadwell but denies any elicit contact with kelley. so does general allen who was scheduled for a senate confirmation hearing this very week to become nato's supreme allied commander. today that's on hold, but he will continue in his position as the investigation continues. and all of that as the pentagon digs through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other communications, many with kelley over a two-year period. >>> each revelation brings 100 new questions and my colleague chris lawrence joins me from the pentagon to answer some of them. chris, so many twists and turns in this story. it's hard to keep track, quite frankly. let's begin with general john allen. we're talking about 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, many of them to jill kelley. it really seems like an incredible amount of e-mail traffic between a high-ranking general and a woman who really is just a volunteer for the military. how unusual is this? and what
allen and kelley, pentagon and fbi officials described them as potentially inappropriate and fli flirtatious. another official says they were more than just innocent exchanges, noting the pentagon's inspector general is involved for a reason. kelley was seen inside her home tuesday in plain view of the media circus outside. she was watching coverage of the scandal on tv. over the weekend, she made calls to 911 to complain about the journalists. >> hi. this is jill kelley. i have a guy who is in my backyard and he's not leaving. if you could send somebody out. >> reporter: both kelley and allen deny having an affair or any physical relationship. still the e-mails could cost allen his career if the inspector general determines those exchanges violated the uniform code of military justice. top officials from both the fbi and cia again are briefing members of congress today on details about the scandal. we're told fbi director bob muller has a face to face meeting with dianne feinstein. charlie, norah? >> thank you, bob. joint chiefs of staff, cbs news senior military security analys
.i.a. last week after an f.b.i. investigation discovered that he was having an affair. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan, and as head of the c.i.a. by his own assessment, he did not meet standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the c.i.a. with respect to this personal matter that he is now dealing with, with his family, and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation, and it's on that basis i accepted it. >> pelley: in the same question, the president was asked about general john allen, commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and his nominee to lead nato. but mr. obama was silent on allen. the same f.b.i. investigation uncovered e-mails between allen and a socialite, jill kelly, who hosted functions for central command in tampa, where both petraeus and allen had worked. based on those e-mails, mr. obama placed allen's nomination to nato on hold. bob orr has our story tonight from washington. >> reporter: the career of general john allen hinges on the content o
computer. to abc news, the search comes up to the fbi thousands of e-mails and paula d. telling the affair. >> am sure both of them look transpiredt has now realize they have both made biggest mistakes of their lives. >> is not investigation that now was the fbi facing scrutiny. lawmakers want to know why there the probeold about when theo began.gation fbi, they call it a preliminary investigation. they realize that he had caught in this. caused them to take it the way through. >> now the fbi says they are cringing a timeline to present to capitol hill that happened and what when. housee alert the white about thisd out until election day. live, brianne carter. >> thank you. in other news connected to the , congress set to begin hearings looking into the deadly on the united states in the libya. >> there will hold a closed door hearing on the september 11 ghazi. on benigno zaz >> congress returns from its recess today with the fiscal .liff looming d congress at the white house -- they have until deal.er 31 to reach a if a compromise is not reached, increases will take experts said it would
. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on the campaign trail, he may be pressed to further splaen exactly what his administration new. and that approaching fiscal cliffs. tax cuts hitting at the end of the year. >> and we've known about this fiscal cliff for sometime. the president today may stake out a bargaining position. in washington, fox news. >> later today, we'll find out if nancy pelosi will stay on in the house of the representatives. last week democrats did not win the 25 seats needed to take back the house. she hasn't said if she'll keep her post or serve new two year term. >> also on the hill today, a subcommittee will hold a hearing whether the me
, north carolina home monday night. agentt wouldn't say what they found.the f-b-i is unner scrutiny as well. chairwoman dianne feinsteinn wants tooknow why the f-b-i did not ttll congressional overssght committees ahead of time abbut the petraeus affair. feinssten's committee &pplans to meet privately today to determine how it will broadweel was a biographer for the decorated four-sttr army co-authored the book on petraees with broadwell says booh parties haveeregrets but transpired and realize they both made the bbggest mistakes &pof their lives and uh- i assume both of hem --uh- would bet both of them, yoo i know, sort of come roaring back."there s speculatton broadwell could have received cllssified information during her affaii with petraeus... p-i-a director believe that is - not true."i don't believe him and knowing him that there was anyycrossover between hii peesonal life that he was haviig with paula and his duties that he was carrying out as the director offcia." 3&petraeus resigned friday... a head of the c-i-a.his affair came to light during an f-b-i investigation of "
of this, now reporting to abc news the fbi agent as saying -- apparently sent a topless a photo of himself. the nomination to become the commander of nato forces in europe is on hold for general john allen. is being investigated as part of the ongoing david petraeus sex scandal. >> the president has agreed. to put his nomination on hold until the facts determined. >> the fbi has uncovered the alleged inappropriate communication between allen and jill. the florida woman who says she of harassing e-mails. overnight, fbi agents searched her home taking other boxes and a computer. there are concerns that she could ever receive the classified information. >> i do not believe based on my discussions that there was any crossover between his personal life that he was having with paula and his duties that he was carrying on as the director of the cia. she is in hiding. her father tells the new york daily news that this is about something else entirely. and the truth will come out. what also is expected to come out is a time line on the investigation. lawmakers want to know why there were not told a
.s. forces in afghanistan, general john allen, is now under investigation. the fbi looking into thousands of, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will ts all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a c
, the fbi involved in the whole thing because she said that she was receive ofing harassing e-mails from this women, petraeus's biographer and ex-mistress, paula broadwell. bill: got all that? martha: i think so, you need a pen. catherine herridge is live in d.c.. tell us where we are today on the investigation. where is it. >> reporter: thank you, bill and good morning. so far virtually every publicly threat in the case leads back to jill kelly, a woman described as this unpaid social liaison for the military in tampa, florida. this morning it is alleged the commander of international forces in afghanistan, or isaf, general john allen, sent between 20 and 30,000 pages to kelly. e-mail traffic described as potentially inappropriate nature. it was jill kelly who alert ad fbi agent what she believed were harassing e-mails from the paula broadwell, the biographer and mistress of general david petraeus. it was investigation of kelly's complaints that ultimately forced resignation of general petraeus last week. spokesman george little gave a brief statement on general allen's status. >> while
of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan, general john allen, has also been investigated by the fbi after having exchange, according to a senior defense official, possibly thousands of potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the 37-year-old social liaison at the heart of the scandal that led to general petraeus' resignation. house homeland security committee chair peter king had another term to describe the unfolding drama. >> it's really a great tragedy. general petraeus, one of our most distinguished generals and general allen, considered a super star in the military, did an outstanding job in afghanistan, was going to go to nato, it's just tragic. you're right, this has the elements in so ways of a hollywood movie or trashy novel. >> a brief primer on the characters until so-called trashy novel. allen who is married became ensnared in the investigation because of his e-mail correspondent spns with kelley who in may started receiving a series of what she considered to be harassing e-mails from petraeus biographer and fellow west point grad paula broadwell. the ensuing invest
? following me so far? an fbi investigation revealed kelly and general john allen exchanged e mails some described as flirtatious skpin appropriate. general allen received an e mail trace to paula broadwell found alarming he told kelly that may have triggered the investigation. there is a fifth player in this. right here. an fbi agent to whom kelly turns to for help. he was taken off the case because supervisors felt he was infatuated with kelly. they knew each other before the investigation began. he sent her shirtless photos of himself. there you have it for now.. >> what a tangled web that goes on. >> three oakland police officers that delivered a baby were reunited today with the infant and parents. he is named nolan. officers talking to a clerk at the station. the frantic farther told them his wife was in labor. they couldn't make it to the hospital. one cop pud been a thursday. >> great, wonderful experience. and being a police officer is what i wanted to do. >> the officer that's delivered him received first aid training and n.delivering a baby. knollan is living proof it paid off
and married mother of three complained about ma racing e-mails. the fbi said it traced those e-mails to this woman, paula broadwell, a married west point graduate and biographer of david petraeus. >> keep with us. that led to the eventual discovery of a romantic relationship between broadwell and general petraeus, and now general john allen is involved over his correspondence with the original woman, jill kelley. all sounds a little confusing, it is. let's get right to nbc's andrea mitchell who can help us sort it out. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it is confusing. yet another military general drawn into an fbi investigation that prompted the resignation of cia director david petraeus. marine general john allen replaced david petraeus as commander in afghanistan last year, but allen has now been caught up in the fbi probe that led to petraeus' resignation as cia director. overnight the pentagon announced allen's nomination to be commander of nato has been delayed and the nomination of his successor in afghanistan speeded up. after military officials an
for reportedly knowing for months. the cia director david petraeus was involved in an fbi investigation. holder did not tell the president. investigators are trying to pinpoint the cause of the deadly explosion in indianapolis. the ex-husband of the woman whose house is believed it be at the center of the blast says the furnace might be to blame. he says the daughter texted him saying the heat was out the family was spending the night at the hotel. they were not home when the explosion rocked the south side neighborhood killing two people and leaving dozens of others homeless. it could take weeks to find out what happened. a faulty furnace is not likely to blame. >> thousands of frustrated people in the new york area have been in the dark for two weeks now. the governor says he is not at all happy about it. he says he will launch an investigation into all of the power companies in the region which includes lipa, long island power authority. listen to this. >> they were not prepared. i think they were noncommunicative in their response. i think the noncommunicativeness actually exacerbated the s
in afghanistan. meanwhile the fbi agent frederick humphries who launched the investigation of emails is being investigated by the fbi for his role in the case. specifically why he took concerns about this case to republican members of congress. house and senate panels are expected to meet again today with fbi and cia officials. they want to know whether national security was jeopardized and why congress didn't know about the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assessment he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the cia with respect to this personal matter that he's now dealing with, with his family and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation and i accepted it. >> the house panel is looking into the government's handling of the deadly september attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. tomorrow they will hear from da
force base in tampa. she contacted the fbi about so- called threatening e-mails. that led them to paula broadwell right there, the david petraeus biographer. the fbi discover general petraeus who was director of the cia had an affair with broadwell, so he resigned last week. now enter another four star general, john allen, who is the commander in afghanistan. he's being investigated for what may be inappropriate e- mails with jill kelley, that tampa woman who triggered the whole investigation in the first place. now they deny any wrongdoing. they're both married to other people, but because general allen is being investigated his nomination to become the next supreme allied commander is on hold. >> if the findings are that he's done nothing wrong, they it will be up to the secretary and president to move forward with the nomination. >> now we'll take a closer look at that tampa socialite, jill kelley. remember she alerted the fbi to so-called threatening e-mails from general petraeus' mistress. here's fox's gloria gomez with who is kelley. >> reporter: jill kelley was known as an extra
complains she was getting harassing emails and lead fbi to the affair. allenn got a vote of confidence today. >> he believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. some are angry that the afghan war, costing some u.s. lives and dollars, was hardly mentioned until this. >> and now we are becoming obsessed with the sex life of the director of the cia and the commander? a bit of this just seems out of balance. >> some question the fbi's involvement. >> those certainly involving a love triangle or whatever, it should not rise to this level. >> others wonder why the federal probe had been kept from congress and the white house. >> the fbi knew all about this months ago when they apparently told nobody about it. >> parts of the broadwell-- petraeus case was so incensed. briefed on the case today, nancy pelosi said the fbi had an obligation not to report to congress, to protect individual privacy unless national security was involved. on capitol hill, steve handlesman, wbal-tv 11 news. >> stay with nbc for continuing coverage of the petraeus scandal as it unravels. coming up tonight on "nbc nig
of the cia and fbi expected to be here to tell lawmakers exactly what they knew and when. >> eating and drinking at her mother's home, a first look at paula broadwell who had allegedly an affair with david petraeus. we are hearing from another woman. and a 911 call obtain from abc news. jill kelley session the diplomatic protection because she was honorary council to south korea, an unofficial position according to the state department. >> i have and volatility. so they should not be able to cross my property. i do not know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. but that's against the law. >> ventura thousands of e-mails. describe as flirtatious between jill kelley and john allen. missed all of this alan's will promotion has been put on hold. across the president thinks very high of general john allen and things very height of the job he has done in afghanistan. >> now john allen denies any wrongdoing. leon panetta says the people should not come to any conclusions that there was any misconduct or any wrongdoing. meanwhile, we understand at the confirmation on ca
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of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned it over to the department of nefs investigator -- defense investigators. it centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. that woman who sparked the investigation that led to petreaus' resignation from the head of the cia. >> my sister is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: she first went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. they were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. she was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival for his attention. investigators searched broadwell's home. they didn't say what they were looking for but carried out boxes boxes and a computer. general allen is in washington dc on his new job for head of the u.s. european command. president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that post on hold. >> while this matter is un
having an affair with petraeus. and upon receiving broadwell's e-mails, kelley contacted the fbi which began investigating. now, jill kelley also has hired crisis communications expert judy smith. she has worked with monica lewinsky with kobe bryant and with former senator larry craig. and that all has a lot of folks scratching their heads. why would a woman who was the target of a nasty e-mail or two need a reputation fixer? well, it turns out that while investigating petraeus, the fbi uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 potentially inappropriate pages of documents mostly e-mails that kelley exchanged with general john allen. and who is general john allen? he is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and he is the man who's nominated to be the supreme leader of nato. as you can imagine that, nomination was put on hold in light of all of these allegations. for the record, general allen denies any inappropriate relationship with kelley and these e-mails are described as flirtatious. so reaction to this unfolding and unbeliev
petraeus until wednesday. the situation regarding general allen until friday. so the fbi is the place to go. >> the deputy director of the fbi shawn joyce is going to make an appearance on capitol hill to brief leaders of the house and senate intelligence committee to say why they also were not kept in the loop regarding the investigation of general petraeus. this story has taken several strange turns in the past 24-hours. we caught our first glimpse of paula broadwell and found her driver's license was found on a jogging trail in washington. the scandal that started with broadwell has ballooned to include the top u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen accused of sending several00 e-mails to kelley that were like phone-sex over e-mail. it is time right now to hold off judging general allen. >> general allen is doing an excellent job in leading the forces. he has my continued confidence to lead other forces and to continue the fight. his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> general allen is a decemb distinguished marine and
. the pentagon says the fbi has uncovered thousands of potentially inappropriate emails between allen and jill kelley, the woman who complained of harassment from petraeus' lover, paula broadwell. her complaint to the fbi led to the discovery of broadwell and petraeus' relationship, prompting petraeus' resignation on friday. allen succeeded petraeus in afghanistan last year. the pentagon says allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now, but that plans to nominate him to become nato's supreme allied commander are on hold pending the outcome of the investigation. responding to the revelations, white house spokesperson jay carney reaffirmed on tuesday president obama's faith in general allen. >> i can tell you the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country, as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. at the request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold general allen's nomination as supreme allied commander in europe pending the investigation of his conduct by the department of defense. >> to talk more about the significance
out new information about why the fbi was actually searching her home in north carolina earlier in the week. what were they looking for, and what do they believe her role is? >> well, what we're hearing now, suzanne, is that david petraeus, at some point earlier on had designated broadwell as his archivist. that is, to be the re pos itory of sort of the documents related to his military career. you can imagine we often think of that in relation to prior presidents who have a library david petraeus was assembling and leaving his documents, and he had broadwell, worry told, doing that for him. pretty interesting, suzanne, because, of course, we heard from surrogates for david petraeus that the relationship ended four months ago, so it's a question as to why would you have continued to have her be the repositivetory for these documents? we saw a five-hour search at broadwell's home. many documents pulled out. we're looking at those pictures now. clearly, the concern of the fbi is and has been are there classified materials there and if there are classified materials, where did she
, the acting cia director. we also have a top deputy from the fbi. an undersecretary from the state department in addition to the head of the national counterterrorism center. this is the nation's hub for threat assessments in this country. what is most eagerly anticipated is the testimony of former cia director david petraeus. what we expect now that will happen on friday, martha. martha: fast nating to see how each of those sides, and david petraeus present what was going on and what their agencies were doing. then there is this big question, catherine, which john mccain is pushing for, a special investigation, a panel, a select committee to be put in place. is there any chance of that? >> reporter: well there seems to be some immediate pushback. to lay it out for folks. we have three senior senate republicans who believe the fallout from benghazi is so significant it is on par with some of the major scandals of american history. >> watergate investigation benefited from a joint select committee. iran-contra benefited from a select committee. i think finding the truth about benghazi is only
secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the petraeus case. fbi investigators had uncovered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between the general and jill kelley whom he and his wife got to know in tampa and were revealing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents including e-mails over two years. officials say some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies an improper relationship. the fbi discovered the e-mails during its investigation of kelley's e-mails, sparked by her complaints about anonymous threats which turned out to be from paula broadwell. they say they found no wrongdoing by general allen but turned the files over to the pentagon which monday ordered its inspector general to investigate. a social link between the two four-star generals, jill kelley who enjoyed socializing with the powerful in tampa while doing volunteer work for military families. she also gave people the impression she had some kind of state department status which officials say she does not. in fact, last weekend, she called police complaining about media
secretary of state. >>> the fbi agent who help ed jill kelley is unmasked as we learn more about his investigation this revealed david petraeus' affair. >>> and is it possible to eliminate all traffic accidents? we'll show you the brand new technology that the government wants in every car in the country. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination to secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >>> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11t
number of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelly, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen, she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director, has created lots of questions on capitol hill. especially that looming issue, the attack in benghazi, on a cia facility there. some senators still want to question petraeus about what went wrong. >> i know that we're interested in hearing from him. probably in front of the intelligence committee, which i also sit on. >> reporter: it is possible that petraeus could eventually testify, george. but that will definitely not happen this week. >> congress ramping up the questions, even as the fbi continues to investigate possible crimes. and abc senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, has exclusive details on that. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, george. abc news has learned that paula broadwell, who alleg
fbi investigation which revealed the affair between general petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. the newest twist, nbc confirming that broadwell e-mailed general allen first from the handle kelley patrol warning him about jill kelley painting her negatively. "the wall street journal" reporting that she tried to stop the fbi investigation that she started. this is news that nbc has not yet confirmed, however, we have been able to confirm that kelley called police over the weekend claiming to be an honorary consul-general and citing diplomatic protection in an effort to get the media including nbc off of her property. >> i'm an honorary consul-general so i have inviolability so i should -- they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. >> video taken by nbc shows diplomatic plates on her car. south korean authorities say she is an honorary consul and the state department says it has no connection to kelley. >> i can assure you that she does not work for the state department and has no formal affiliat
of the investigation. the f.b.i. has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. and my main hope right now is-- is that he and his family are able to move on and that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> reporter: the president was pressed on whether he should have been informed sooner of the f.b.i.'s investigation. he said he was withholding judgment. >> i think you're going to have to talk to the f.b.i. in terms of what their general protocols are when it comes to what started off as a potential criminal investigation. and one of the challenges here is-- is that we're not supposed to meddle in, you know, criminal investigations. and that's been our practice. and so my expectation is-- is that they followed protocols that they already established. what i'll say is that if-- it is also possible that had we been told, then you'd be sitting here asking a question about, why were you interfering in a criminal investigation? so, you know, i think it's best right now for us to just se
psychiatrist at the f.b.i. is now battling d.c. government efforts banning him from prescribing narcotics to patients he says need them. >> dr. alen salerian will be making an appeal to the d.c. health department because he says his patients are dying. 9news reporter surae chinn is live in d.c. outside the licensing board with more on the drama that just keeps unfolding. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this doctor says he just wants to help his patients with debilitating pain. but he says he hasn't been able to ever since a former employee broke into his office. he says this person stole prescription pads, forged his name and started selling them up and down the east coast for 20 bucks a piece. he says one of these bogus prescriptions resulted in one death and the government officials blaming him now. d.c. police confirmed the burglary. the pain doctor is appealing to the d.c. license board for his license to prescribe class two prescription drugs. he says his patients are dying because the d.c. government won't allow him to prescribe the medicine they need. >> it's been a nightm
the fbi, which traced those e-mails back to the computer of paula broadwell, where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with petraeus. broadwell, seen tonight at her brother's home in washington, sipping wine and having dinner, admitted her affair with petraeus but has not commented on her e-mails she allegedly sent to the other woman, jill kelly. there is more, abc news learned that general allen received an anonymous e-mail traced to broadwell, claiming jill kelly was a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelly's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelly and allen. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communication in all. secretary of defense leon panetta put general allen's promotion to nato supreme commander on hold and ordered a full investigation of the allen/kelly relationship. >> today, the secretary directed the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. >> reporter: jill kelly spent the day at her home in tampa not answering questions. in the background, a television could be seen with news coverage of the payton p
petraeus. she turned over all of the e-mails to an fbi agent she knew never realizing the impact they would have. the people close to the kelleys say jill kelley never had an affair with general allen, and the pentagon has found no evidence to the contrary, but officials say the e-mails had enough inappropriate language to warrant an investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. >> reporter: the fbi continued looking through documents they took monday night from broadwell's home but so far have found no evidence of anything highly classified. but the pentagon suspended broadwell's security clearances and macdill air force base revoked jill kelley's pass to the base. >> that was nbc's andrea mitchell reporting. >>> well, overseas now where fears of a new war in the middle east are on the rise after israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in a ferocious attack yesterday. and just this morning, the first is
petraeus. she turned over all of her e-mails to an fbi agent she knew never realizing the i will pact they would have. jill kelley never had an affair with general allen. the e-mails had enough inappropriate language to warrant an investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to at this point the fight. >> reporter: the fbi continues looking through documents they took monday night from broadwell's home but so far have found no evidence of anything highly classified. the pentagon suspended broadwell's security clearances and they revoked jill kelley's pass to the air force base. >>> overseas now where fears of a new war in the middle east are on the rise after israeli's took out the top israeli commander of hamas. just this morning the first israeli fatalities. three people killed in rocket fire from the gaza strip. nbc's martin fletcher is live with us in tel aviv. good morning to you. >> reporter: they were standing on their balcony
. not just one, but two powerful men are enangtangled in all thi. the fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal today. as the search for answers continues, for the first time since news broke of her affair with general david petraeus, we see the woman at the center of it all, paula broadwell, eating and drinking behind the closed doors of her brother's home in washington, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight shines on the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been qui
. what she had complained to the fbi several months ago about receiving threatening emails from paula broadwell, a biographer of david petraeus. petraeus resign dollar friday and. >> this was a personal indiscretion, as far as we know. why someone would be personally indiscrete is their own problem. whether they would do that in an e-mail is beyond my imagination. >> the search her home friday night. general allen has denied any wrongdoing in the white house as the president still has faith. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to this country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> pour natoma intended ombudspersons as general allan will remain the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, but his nomination to become the commander of nato has been put on hold pending york, the investigation. sally kidd, wbal-tv 11 news. >> some members of congress want to know why they and the president were not notified sooner about the petraeus investigation. tomorrow, intelligence committee members will meet with the fbi and cia to go over the investigatio
about the threatening e-mails made to fbi agent frederick humphreys are the ones that revealed the patraeus affair. tonight we're also hearing from general john allen, he's the top commander in afghanistan and he says he will fully cooperate with the investigation. thousands of e-mails have been discovered between him and joe kelly. both maintain they have done nothing wrong and the president today was weighing in. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in anyway would have had a negative indication. >> as for general john allen, the white house and lawmakers continued to express confidence in his leadership, but his promotion is on hold. >>> from addition to discussing the patraeus scandal, president obama addressed the fiscal cliff and the attack on libya today. it's his first press conference since his reelection. they'll block because of comments she made after the attack on benghazi. >> go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi but to smudge her reputation is outrageous. >> i gathered the families of these
. the f.b.i. is already concluded that the former director was not the source of the classified information found on her computer. however, if anything improper is found during the course of the c.i.a. investigation, it will be dealt with accordingly, shep. >> shep: what more do we know about the closed door hearing today? >> well, the classified hearings were closed to the public and they lasted several hours with some democrats saying after that the sessions were constructive, but puts to rest reports, including comments by the former c.i.a. director's biographer that, the the attack was an effort to free prisoners held. >> i have no information that any of that occurred whatsoever. that there were people being held. >> fox news has also told there were heated exchanges over the so-called benghazi talking points that suggested the attack was a demonstration that spun out of control. fox news has told neither the director of national intelligence, james clapper, nor mike morell, knew who finalized the talking points and they could not explain why the talking points minimized th
is the top commander in afghanistan. and the fbi searching the home of the woman involved. >>> fox 5 morning news continues right now. t now. >>> waking you up here at 6:00 on this tuesday, november 13th with a live look at the woodrow wilson bridge this morning. and it will be wet roadways as you hed out there this morning. keep that in mind as the rush hour and congress back in session. the roads will be packed today. it will be a busy day, everyone. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news and now, let's turn things over to tucker barnes to talk about this weather. >> wet and chilly. let's also mention chilly. it was 70 yesterday and right now, we are 45 degrees. we have lost 25 degrees and we won't rebound a whole lot today. >> basically what you're feeling right now. >> what you see is what you get. get ready for a chilly day. let's get to the radar, show you the shower activity first and that is moving through with our cold front and here is the good news. rain will not last all day. i think it will be out of here at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 this mornin
with the air force base there. she contacted the fbi about anonymous so-called threatening e-mails. the fbi traced the e-mails to paula broadwell, the woman who wrote a biography on general david petraeus. the fbi discovered the two had an affair and petraeus resigned as cia director last friday. now another four star general is being dragged into the sex scandal. general john allen, the man running the war in afghanistan, is being investigated for what may have been potentially inappropriate e-mails with none other than jill kelley, the socialite who sparked the investigation into petraeus in the first place. allen and kelley deny any wrongdoing and the white house backs him up. allen remains president obama's choice to become the supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, but his nomination on hold until the investigation wraps up. >> if the findings are that he's done nothing wrong, then it would be up to the secretary and president to move forward with the nomination. >> a lot of unked an questions. >> well, i think -- unanswered questions. >> well, i think there's some answers
succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces in afghanistan, is now linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> i want to thank you all so much for being here this morning. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta confirms department of defense is investigating allen, and a senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelly, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petraeus's resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister, like i said, she is a dedicated mother and a dedicated wife. >> reporter: kelly first went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petraeus and reportedly believed kelly was a romantic rival for his attention. monday night, fbi investigators were in broadwell's charlotte, north carolina home. the agency would not say what it was looking for, only that broadwell agreed to the search ahead of time. petraeus resigned friday wh
friendly relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails back to paula broadwell's computer, where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell, painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and allen, 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communications in all. but a source familiar with the e-mails say they contain no evidence of a sexual relationship, something allen strongly denied. instead, the e-mails are described as friendly, perhaps flirty, but routine, mostly about meetings with ambassadors and dinner parties. in one note kelley tells the general she saw him on tv. he responds, "thanks, dear, you're a sweetheart." many e-mails were from kelley to general allen's wife. the two couples were good friends. >> until someone proves otherwise, i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: today the white house says the president obama sti
. for the first time we're learning why she says she felt the need to approach the fbi and ask them to investigate the communications she was receiving. jill kelley of tampa, florida, is now a big part of the story involving several big names. tonight, she is clearly attempting to clear her own. we begin here tonight in the studio with nbc's andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, tonight, new details emerged on how the anonymous e-mails that paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew two four-star generals, david petraeus, and john allen, set off a chain of events, even as the president spoke for the first time about the scandal at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may, when general john allen received an e-mail called "kelley patrol." sources say they wa
contributor and former assistant director of the fbi. welcome, tom. >> good morning, carol. >> so kelley san honorary consulate to south korea. now they may fire her if events warrant. this is just getting embarrassing. >> well, i don't know exactly what they're firing her from since that really is a pretty meaningless term in the first place. if she gets demoted from some position that almost means nothing, so what? >> it's hard to understand all of these terms. honorary consulate means she helps the south koreans set up appear parties and stuff? she introduces them to people in the united states? do you know what an honorary consulate is? >> not exactly. diplomatic status is invoked by the host country, like south korea saying this person would be working in your country and we would like to accredit them as a diplomat. that means normally a citizen of south korea who will be assigned and posted in the united states. the status of diplomatic immunity -- diplomatic status, i should say, is pretty strictly contr controlled between the two governments and not just conferred out there. the hon
that an ethically sketchy, politically motivated fbi agent could spark an incendiary federal investigation tunnelling into private lives to help a woman he liked and later blow it up to hurt a president he didn't like. it's also worrisome that the nation's spymaster who had presided in the military where adultery could result in court-martial could not have found a more clandestine manner of talking naughty to his biograph biographer, baby, than a gmail drop box used by terrorists, teenagers and authors. the scandal is a good reminder that although mccain and palin earned total trust, these guys are human beings working under extremely stressful circumstances, and their judgments are not beyond reproach. one of the elements of the story that hasn't been referred to greatly in all of the coverage because of the obvious, that's atop the coverage, is the repeated assignments to iraq and afghanistan. not only among the brass but obviously the deployments, among the troops, seven, eight, nine deployments. it takes -- exacts a crushing burden on families. >> i mean, in the heart of this whole st
turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson, the pentagon's general counsel, saw a number. e-mails before advising secretary panetta to remember the matter to the department's inspector general for further investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. >> reporter: officials say the fbi discovered the communications while investigating kelley's e-mails after she complained about anonymous threats that turned out to be from paula broadwell. the president was first
was traced back to this woman, paula broadwell. she's admitted to an affair with dvp dp. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home, the home she shares with her family. she had given them permission to go into the home. they took out boxes and apparently photo es. joining me now is jim frederick, editor at "time" magazine. i heard people joke about this and all the salacious titles. but at the heart of this are some serious and legitimate conce concerns. the president not making any huge pronouncements, but starting with general allen here, the e-mails were exchanged over a two-year span. his confirmation is being held up. that's a big deal. >> it's a huge deal. the story is changing by the hour. every hour there are new allegations as pertains to general allen. 20 to 30,000 pages worth of documents. first 30,000 e-mails. you think that's not the case because it would be mathematically impossible. but how much time is he spending as the commander of the war in afghanistan e-mailing this woman. that's one of the central issues to sort out is how distracted is this general fro
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